Cone Beam Imaging
At our office, we are committed to utilizing advanced technology to always provide you with the highest level of dental care. We are proud to utilize cone beam 3D imaging technology at our dental practice. Cone beam 3D technology is an imaging system that provides our dentist and team with a three-dimensional image reconstruction of your teeth, mouth, jaw, neck, ears, nose, and throat.
Our dentist may use dental cone beam 3D imaging to:
- Plan dental implant placement
- Evaluate the jaws and face
- View the head and neck as a comprehensive whole
- Diagnose tooth decay (cavities) and other dental problems
- Detect endodontic problems and plan root canal therapy
- Analyze dental and facial trauma
- Plan and evaluate the progress of orthodontic treatment
- Visualize abnormal teeth
- Assess a TMJ disorder
Cone beam 3D imaging is effective for diagnosing and evaluating dental conditions, as well as planning treatments. One of the advantages of 3D cone beam technology is that it provides our dentist and team with a view of your mouth and supporting structures that is more comprehensive than that provided by digital x-rays. To learn more about cone beam 3D imaging and how it helps us provide you with exceptional care, we invite you to contact us today.
Using digital impression technology, Dr. Avera can quickly capture highly accurate images of the inside of your mouth, which can then be used to provide you with more customized treatments to meet your needs. As an added bonus, this technology eliminates the messy “goop” of traditional impressions! For more information about digital impressions in Grass Valley, CA, and to make your appointment with our experienced periodontist, call us today.
Digital impressions are a modern, efficient, and comfortable way to take precise impressions of your mouth. If you have ever had to have a traditional impression or mold taken when you have visited the dentist in the past, you know that they can be unpleasant and uncomfortable. We are pleased to utilize digital impressions to eliminate the need for messy, goopy impressions. While this technology can make the experience more comfortable for any patient, it is especially good for patients who gag easily. The digital impression system is less invasive than traditional impressions and molds, and it provides our team with extremely accurate impressions.
Some of the other benefits of digital impression technology include:
- Digital impressions can be used for creating dental restorations, such as crowns, and surgical guides for implant placement.
- No messy “goop” is needed.
- The scanner can be quickly taken out of your mouth if you ever feel uncomfortable, and we can easily start and stop the scanning process as needed.
- Digital impressions require much less time than traditional impressions, helping to make your appointment more efficient.
If you would like to learn more about digital impressions and the other advanced technology we use at our office, please call us today.
Digital x-rays are used to quickly and comfortably capture high-quality images of your teeth and supporting structures. This allows our periodontist to understand the position of your teeth and roots and your dental problems, and plan more precise treatments. We welcome you to contact us to learn more about digital radiography in Grass Valley, CA, and make your appointment with Dr. Avera.
Digital x-rays are one of the advanced diagnostic tools we use to provide you with the best possible care. Digital radiography has changed the way we take dental x-rays by making the process faster, more comfortable, and more convenient than ever before. Digital x-rays use a digital sensor to take images of your teeth, unlike traditional x-rays that use film. Digital x-rays use significantly less radiation than conventional film x-rays and require the use of no chemicals for developing the images. Our dentist can then instantly view the high-quality images on monitors right in the treatment room to provide you with efficient, accurate diagnoses and care.
Our team is able to use digital radiography to identify and diagnose several types of dental problems, such as:
- Decay in-between teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Improper tooth root positioning
- Cysts and abscesses
- Fractures in existing fillings
- Infection in the tooth nerves
- Bone loss
Digital dental x-rays are used to plan many kinds of dental treatment, such as oral surgery procedures, root canal treatment, dental implants, orthodontics, and more. To learn more about digital radiography and how we use x-rays at our office, we welcome you to call or visit us soon.